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Happy Birthday to You! [Hardcover]

Dr. Seuss
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Aug. 12 1959 Classic Seuss
Bigger than New Year’s, the Fourth of July, and Halloween all rolled into one, birthdays are for celebrating with Dr. Seuss in his first all-color picture book, Happy Birthday to You! Fly with the Great Birthday Bird in this fantastical commemoration of YOU! And make the most of your special day, which only comes once a year!
“Today you are you! That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
The ultimate birthday gift for ages one to 101—from the one and only Dr. Seuss!

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"The Great Birthday Bird guides us on a birthday trip. The multicolored excursion is a festive one."--School Library Journal.

From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

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Illus. in color. "The Great Birthday Bird guides us on a birthday trip. The multicolored excursion is a festive one."--School Library Journal.

From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Feeling Special! Feb. 20 2001
By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
"I wish we could do what they do in Katroo . . . ." Thus begins Dr. Seuss's amazing conception of the birthday party EACH person should have.
Guided by the special brainy bird, the Birthday Honk Honker, you will find yourself in the middle of a marvelous day. You are awakened by the bird, "Wake Up! For today is your Day of all Days!" He then heads for your bed. "He knows your address . . ." and quickly comes to give you the special birthday handshake. This involves touching your right index finger with his equivalent digit while you touch your left big toe with your left index finger (while he mimics the same motion).
Throughout, Dr. Seuss makes it clear that just being born and being you is all that is required to deserve such classy treatment. "If you'd never been born, well what would you do? . . . be? Why, you might be a WASN'T."
Your day includes a trip through the Birthday Flower Jungle while being carried in a boat through the air by Funicular Goats. The flowers smell like licorice and cheese.
For lunch, you eat hot dogs, rolled out on a spool, for an endless meal. With so much mustard on you, cleaning off in a Mustard-Off pool is required.
You sing loudly, "I am lucky!"
And that's before you go to the Birthday Pal-alace with its 9,403 rooms to play games in. You get to make such a mess that it will take 20 days just to "sweep up the mess."
Then, you meet drummers, strummers, zummers, and of course, plumbers.
Dr. Derring's Singing Herrings spell out, "Happy Birthday to You."
Then, you get the most amazing cake.
And all of this because, "There is no one alive who is you-er than you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite book of all time .... May 18 2002
Format:School & Library Binding
Dr Seuss describes in dream-land all the wonderful things you could do, and the places you could go, with a special birthday bird that shows up to entertain you on your birthday !!!!
This book has the type of imaginative pictures that most kids go absolutely CRAZY about. Camels with smorgasboards atop them, with chairs strapped to the humps that you could eat breakfast atop. Moutain swimming pools with multiple levels - things that we would LOVE to experience in our wildest dreams.
My #1 favorite children's book out of about 50 books (including 10 Dr. Seuss) when i was a kid. There is no book that made me happier to read. It DOES NOT have to be your birthday for you to simple LOVE this book.
Now that I have my own sons, I found another book with similar imagination : "Oh, the things you can think!!" but not quite as spectacular or wonderful as "Happy Birthday to You !!" by Dr. Seuss.
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Format:Library Binding
I have loved this book since I was old enough to look at the pictures. It brings back great memories of my childhood and my family and all the birthdays we have celebrated together. This book is a classic and an excellent, different present for anyone who's having a birthday!! I have been searching for this book to give to my children for years.....now I have finally found it. Classic in all the Seuss ways, exciting, fun and thought inspiring, I recommend it for all of your friends and loved ones having a birthday! Start a tradition!!!!!! They will thank you, if not now, later in life!!!!! Just imagine celebrating your birthday the way they do in the book!!!!!! What a blast!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Forget Birthday Cards April 23 2003
After one reads and delights in Dr. Seuss' book, Happy Birthday to You!, one will see the giving of birthday cards in a much colder and more sterile light. This book should be given to anyone celebrating a birthday who could use a snack from a Hippo-Heimers back (and, quite frankly, who could not). It is a book for all ages through the ages, entirely timeless in its zany approach to that special day. It will have you shouting "I am I" which is the purpose of birthdays and even better is having someone with whom to share one's birthday to shout "We are we". A delightful book which should replace birthday cards and be attached to any gift or even be the gift itself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Children's book ever Aug. 2 2002
By Lkison
I have loved this book ever since I can remember. It has positively ruined me for my birthday every year, I do absolutely nothing I don't want to do. I eat cake for breakfast if I want, and I never go to work that day. What a positive and creative book this is, it totally convinced me that everyone is worth spoiling rotten at least one day a year. And the pictures are so emotive and beautiful - that last image of the child bundled up safely on the flying platter is so comforting. Both my sons love the book and request it read often. The copy from my childhood is missing both covers now and some of the pages are separated, but we still love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly a classic Sept. 21 2000
By Karen
There was a rule in my family: you didn't officially turn a year older until "The Birthday Bird" (as we called it) was read to you. This tradition continued with my brother and me, even in college. This is a great feel-good book. As usual, Dr Seuss chooses an important, serious "theme" - having kids understand that they are important just because they "are" - and adorns it with tongue-twisters, great characters, and the outrageous celebrations of the Katroo Happy Birthday Associ-i-ation. Start a tradition in your family and have the Birthday Bird come to YOUR house each year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift
Superb gift for others and self!

We coincidentally had a sausage party for lunch so it was just perfect to read about one inside too. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Bosco
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
I bought it for my grandsons 1st birthday. All the guests at the party wrote in the book, this will be lovely for the birthday boy to read as he grows up right into adulthood.
Published 2 months ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect birthday present
I bought it for my daughter's birthday one year. It is a present that she will always have & treasure.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic
Very well built book. Its a classic and I intend to read it each year to my godson.

I love that there is space to write a message to the child.

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Published 6 months ago by Vanessa Lemire
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This book was bought for my newphew 1yr old party to be used as his sign-in/bday wish book. It is very cute and everyone thought it was a smart idea
Published 7 months ago by Taneshia
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
I bought this for a step-grandaughter's birthday. She turned 7 and I wanted to give her the message that she was unique in this world.
Published 14 months ago by Marjorie Morton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Got the book for a birthday gift, used it for the guest to sign. its a tongue twister but what Dr. Seuss books aren't?!
Published 19 months ago by renee
5.0 out of 5 stars Worlds Best Affirmation!
I remember this book vividly from my childhood, and made sure to buy it and read it to my children. There is enough positive, personal affirmation power in this book to give a kid... Read more
Published on Sept. 3 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Birthday Fantasy
What a fun book to get for a present! It isn't as well known as the Cat, but it is really happy. Also, it has a special page at the front ready to frame a personalized inscription... Read more
Published on May 4 2002 by Mary Turner
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Bithday to you
I got this book when I was 4. I have always loved this book since then. Seus again brings nonsense humor, and his great artwork to teach a child a lesson. Read more
Published on Jan. 19 2002 by Daniel
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